46 Results for author: Charlie Steele

14th ANNUAL ROTARY BEACH CLEAN

Get ready for the 14th Annual Rotary Beach Clean on Sat 4 April 2020 (0900-1230 hours) and help keep South Ayrshire’s beaches beautiful. This takes place over a dozen or so beaches on the South Ayrshire Coast. Most of these are managed and led by Ayr Rotary Club members but other beaches are organised by the Rotary Clubs ... More

Newton Primary Christmas Show

Report by Neil Beattie On Thursday morning, 19th December John, Marjorie, Milly and I were privileged to be invited, representing the Club, to the Newton Primary School Christmas Show in Newton Wallacetown Church Hall.  The hall was full of parents, grandparents, young siblings, us and even the occasional councillor.  ... More

Women’s Hub receive Treasure Chest Grant

  The Rotary Club of Ayr recently awarded a cheque for £250 to The Ayrshire Women’s Hub following their successful application to the Rotary Club’s Treasure Chest. The Women’s Hub is an empowering social space offering support, activities, events, therapies and simply a safe place to go to relax and ... More

Kummel Cup 27 October 2019

On a fresh, bright breezy October afternoon, the Kummel Cup was played over Royal Troon. Six hardy souls set out to claim the coveted trophy, for the best Stableford score. Alex Thomson was the victor, with an impressive display, mastering the tricky conditions, especially on the back nine, where it was straight into the ... More

Craig Wilson reveals his passion for the Mini

On 10 Sept 2019, we discovered our own Craig Wilson is an expert on the mini.! He took us through the development, from the original design by Alex Issigonis, who started the project in 1956. His brief was to design a car with just 160 cubic feet, the dimensions being 10 ft by 4 ft by 4 ft. The first mini went into ... More

Aquabox Team keep busy

Report by Ayr Aquabox convenor Rob Keating, who is also an Aquabox Ambassador. Rob will be showcasing Aquabox at this year's District Conference at the Jubilee Hotel in Glasgow, in October 2019. We will also be showcasing Aquabox in Aberdeen at the North of Scotland District Conference along with other Ambassadors for ... More

Visit to Hampden Park

  On 31 May 2019, the Club visited Hampden Park. Ayr member, John Dunlop, was Director of Policy and Administration at the SFA a few years ago, and was able to organise an excellent tour of all the facilities. Our guide, Bruce, gave us lots of information on the development of Hampden and showed us the dressing ... More

Annual Charity Golf Day Friday 10 May 2019

Our annual golf event takes place on Friday 10 May 2109. We are retaining the successful format of a shotgun start at 9.30am followed by drinks, snacks and prize-giving in the Belleisle clubhouse. This creates a good social atmosphere with everything completed by 3.00pm We are supporting two cancer charities this year - ... More

Our Aquabox team visit Erskine & District

On Monday 28 Jan 2019, the Ayr Rotary Club Aquabox team, led by Rob Keating visited Erskine & District Rotary Club to give a full Aquabox Presentation. We were made extremely welcome and were invited back in June (dates to be confirmed) to showcase Aquabox at their Gala Days, which will be held in Bishopton and ... More

The Scotland/Canada Rotary Curling Tour

Bob Mackintosh, after whom the Trans-Atlantic Rotary Curling Quaich is named, was instrumental in founding the tour. In February 1956, Bob and his wife May travelled to Montreal. May, a lecturer at Edinburgh University, had written a book on education and hoped to have it published in Canada. While in Montreal Bob met ... More